If you’ve never needed to work with a Imperial County bondsman before you probably have a lot of questions about how bail works and what responsibilities you’ll take on when you cosign for bail bonds.
When you cosign for a defendant you are taking full legal responsibility for two important things. Number one, you are taking full responsibility that the defendant will go to court and finish their case. If the defendant skips bail because they are wanting to evade prosecution, you could find yourself on the hook to pay their full bail amount to the court as a penalty.
Second, you’re taking responsibility for payment of the El Centro bail bondsman’s fee. If the defendant is the one who is supposed to be paying on the payment plan, and they stop making payments, the responsibility to pay will fall to you.
For more information about how bail bonds work in Imperial County call our office now at 888-224-5266 to speak with a bondsman in your area.